THE BODY of a 41-year-old man was found lying by a roadside at Nyameso, a suburb of Obuasi in the Ashanti Region, on Thursday, after he was put out of a Metro Mass Transit (MMT) bus.

Kouagouana Toubre, said to be a Burkinabe, was on the bus travelling from Tarkwa to Kumasi to visit his brother, when he died at the back seat of the MMT bus.

A Good Samaritan, Wahab Ananoo, who was sitting beside the deceased in the bus, reported the sad incident to police after he was assisted to get the body out of the bus.

He told the police that Kouagouana appeared ?very sick? prior to his death, and complained about shortness of breath.

DSP Mathew Asante, Obuasi Municipal Police Commander, who confirmed the incident, told DAILY GUIDE the body was deposited at the Obuasi Government Hospital morgue, awaiting further investigation.

According to the police chief, the deceased was on board the MMT bus with registration number GR 5744 Y that was driven by 56-year-old Kwaku Enum, with Vera Adzoda as conductor.

He said the deceased?s body was taken out of the bus after the bus stopped at the Nyameso vicinity for passengers to alight.

He disclosed that this happened on the blind side of the driver because the bus had two exit doors; the body was dropped through the back door.

DSP Asante said it was later on that the driver was informed about the incident, but that was after he had reached his destination.

The police boss said a man by name Ayareba Toubre had turned up at the police station to identify the body as his brother?s. He was waiting in Kumasi to take him home.

Mr. Asante added that Ayareba corroborated reports that his brother was indeed sick, and was coming to Kumasi for him to be taken to hospital, but died half-way through the journey.

 From Ernest Kofi Adu, Obuasi

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